Everything is set for the British GT finale at Donington Park
The curtain falls on 2016 British GT season this weekend. The last round will be held at Donington Park and with points and the half on the table, many things will be resolved on the final day.
Three crews from three teams, driving the cars of three different manufacturers are in the battle for GT3 class crown, so it will be very interesting to see who will celebrate after the two-hour race at Donington.
GT3 class – Three crews and two teams in contention
Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen in the seat of Barwell Motorsport’s Lamborghini Huracan GT are in the best position as they have and advantage of 11.5 points to Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam. The TF Sport’s pair of drivers in the seat of Aston Martin Vantage started the season perfectly but later their form slightly dropped. Team Parker Racing’s drivers Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt are 27 behind the championship leaders. They still have a chance to grab the title but they will need a huge amount of luck. What is good for Bentley Continental drivers is the fact they don’t have to serve ’success penalties’ like their rivals who must remain stationary for 20 and 15 seconds longer during the mandatory pit-stop.
In the Teams’ Championship, TF Sport has 14.5 points more than Barwell Motorsport what means that the other car of both teams will probably play a decisive role in the season finale. However, with a maximum of 64.5 points still available everything remains wide open.
GT4 class – One vs two
In the GT4 class, the situation is not so complicated. Optimum Motorsport’s Ginetta G55 drivers Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson are just 2.5 points ahead of Beechdean AMR’s Jack Bartholomew, so the calculation is easy. The battle for the third place in the GT4 class also will be interesting considering that only 20 points separate 3rd-placed drivers from those who are in the 7th position before the season finale.
In the GT4 class Teams’ Championship, the situation is also quite interesting. RCIB Insurance Racing holds a 13-point lead over Beechdean AMR. Optimum’s single car operation is just 5.5 further back while Century Motorsport also retains an outside chance given the maximum 64.5 points still available for squads running two entries.